The Friday File

November 14, 2014

Nashua Mission

Students will be provided an appropriate learning environment, which supports them academically, physically, esthetically, socially, and emotionally. This environment will give each child the opportunity to develop to the fullest potential and promote life long learning. The achievement of high educational standards at Nashua Elementary School will involve the entire school community.

Upcoming Events

November

Nov. 18

6:00 p.m. PTA meeting

Nov. 19

7:45 a.m. Staff Meeting

2:30 p.m. Symphony Assembly for 1st and 4th

3:45 p.m. Bricks 4 Kidz

Nov. 21

Picture Retake Day

8:30 a.m. TM out for Reading Meeting

TBA Fire Drill

Nov. 25

Double Starbucks

9:00 a.m. Chipotle Tour with Staley Choir

5:00-7:00 p.m. Wendy's Night

Nov. 26-Nov. 30

Thanksgiving Break

Chad's Visit

We had another positive report from Mr. Sutton's 2nd quarter visit. He was once again impressed with the volume of writing our kids are doing at each grade level. He was also noted that our classrooms are aligned to the curriculum and students were able to verbalize the purpose for reading. He also noted the classrooms that have up the three purposes for Number Talks (Accuracy, Flexibility, and Efficiency) as a way to reinforce that block.

Staff Meeting November 19 7:45 am

In an effort to embrace the holiday season, we are going to take some time during the November Staff Meeting to celebrate the work our students have been doing. Please bring some student work(writing would be great!) Encore and Specials teachers should bring some work to celebrate the work students are doing with them as well!!

PLT Update

Week of November 17: PLTS meet on their own. Let HT know where you are meeting

Week of December 1: Conferring Module Part 2

Week of December 8: PLTs meet on their own. Let HT know where you are meeting

Week of December 15: PST PLTs

Walk Through Focus

My walk throughs from now until Winter Break will be focused on Math Workshop, Number Talks, and Talk Moves. On Dec. 8th, some elementary principals from the district will be visiting Nashua to observe Number Talks and Math Workshop. Let me know if you have questions!!

Please find the attached documents for the strategies that should be mastered by grade level along with the district document on Number Talks.

November Birthdays

Lindsey 8th

Heather T. 21st

Polly 24th

Margie 27th